The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that it will host a watch party, presented by Bud Light, for Game 5 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins on Monday, May 23 at the St. Pete Times Forum beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Fans are advised to arrive an hour and a half prior to the puck drop to enjoy a number of amenities outside on the west plaza before the game, such as live music and entertainment, games, various fan activities and more. Individuals are also permitted to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers packed with food and non-alcoholic drinks, although various food items and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the arena. There will be opportunities to score great giveaways and up to 50 percent savings on select food and beverage items. Free parking will be available in both the Forum West Lot, as well as the VIP East Lot, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Director of Radio Programming Matt Sammon will kick off all the action on WFLA 970-AM beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the pregame show and will also wrap up the evening with a postgame segment complete with analysis from Lightning television color commentator Bobby “the Chief” Taylor. The series will shift back to the St. Pete Times Forum for Game 6 on Wednesday night.